PUNTA GORDA, FL-- A family says a 55-plus community is forcing out a girl battling cancer.
8-year-old Amani Norton is suffering from a rare form of stomach cancer The young girl was diagnosed in November but after two surgeries doctors found three more tumors in February. Now, Amani is undergoing 16 weeks of chemotherapy.
Amani, her mom and her siblings moved into a 55 and over community with her grandmother. The move was intended to help Amani's mom who is out of work because she is caring for her daughter. However, the community management is giving Amani's grandmother 7 days to get them out, according to the family. If not, she will be kicked out in 30 days. Residents say the management should make a special exception in this case.
Management at community have failed to return calls or requests for comment.
Amani's family has set up an account on GofundMe to help pay for her medical expenses. To help her, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/amanisfight.